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Abou Diaby is a French midfielder who plays for . Growing up in the Paris suburbs, he played for CM Aubervilliers and Red Star before joining the INF Clairefontaine academy. An administrative error by Paris Saint-Germain meant Diaby was a free agent, so he signed with Auxerre in 2002. Spotted by Arsenal, he would join in January 2006. In his first five seasons, the lanky box-to-box midfielder would play 92 times. Since 2010, due to injuries, he has featured in just 32 games. in June 2015, he was finally released by the club. Marseille picked him up on a free transfer, but his time in France has been plagued with injuries too.